The Philippines Under Water - The Big Picture

About a week ago, Typhoon Ketsana (known in the Philippines as "Ondoy") made landfall, and according to the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), Ketsana dropped 455 mm (17.9 in) of rain on Metro Manila in a span of 24 hours on Saturday - the most in 42 years.

A month's worth of rainfall in a single day washed away homes and flooded large areas, stranding thousands on rooftops in the city and elsewhere. Ketsana later crossed over to Vietnam and Cambodia, where it is still active. Over 360 people are known to have been killed, and damage estimates are reaching $100 million. Unfortunately, another tropical storm may be headed toward the southern Philippines on Wednesday but is still 1,000 km (600 mi) off the coast. The Big Picture is on the scene.

The Philippines Under Water - The Big Picture

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Comment by Kin Cachin on September 12, 2013 at 7:00pm

tsk tsk. :(

Comment by heather on October 2, 2009 at 3:37am
It's not until you see these incredible photos that you really realise the devastation that is caused by the power of nature!!

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